Two unexpected romances... Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


This was a really sweet read. Check out my thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Finders KeepersFinders Keepers
(Carrington Family #1)
by Sarah Monzon
Christian Romance
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
May 23rd 2016 by Radiant Publications


​1698, Spain
The same evil that stole her mother’s life stalks Isabella Castellano. Afraid for her safety and with no one to help her, Isabella disguises herself as a cabin boy and hires on to one of His Majesty’s treasure fleet vessels. But has her flight from a known threat only led her to be ensnared in a sea of dangers?

Present Day, Florida
Summer Arnet will go anywhere to capture the perfect shot that will get her marine photography noticed by the prestigious natural magazine, Our World—even diving in waters haunted by Great White sharks. When a treasure hunter with a ladies’ man reputation

approaches her about a sunken ship at one of her past dive locations, it might be the chance she’s been looking for to launch her career…if his charming smile doesn’t derail her first.

A past tragedy has left a hole in Trent Carrington’s life—a hole he’s tried to fill with women, money, and adventure. Could the feisty marine photographer be the missing piece or will Trent finally accept that the treasure he seeks can’t be found where rust and moths destroy? Three lives. Three hundred years. One ship that ties them together.

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My Review

FINDERS KEEPERS was a fun inspirational romance! With plenty of chemistry, soul searching, and heartwarming moments, this was one very sweet story, but one with plenty of depth. For those who enjoy the genre, a definite series to follow.

I have to say that the characters, particularly Summer and Trent, made this story for me. I loved the tension, chemistry (definitely some swooning here), and banter. Plus Trent with his bad-boy looks and charm kept things interesting. On the other side, I also really liked Isabel's story. Plenty of adventure and romance there too.

The plot was interesting. I'm not always sure about two different storylines connected in a book, but these both grew on me. I liked how the ship that present-day Summer and Trent were trying to find linked back in history to Isabel. The inspirational element was strong in some parts and more subtle in others. For the most part, I thought it was handled well. I would have liked to have seen maybe more of a struggle or development towards the end in that regard to the changes that Summer and Trent make.

Did I mention swooning...

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. This was enjoyable, romantic, inspiring, and just all around fun. I definitely want to find out about the rest of the Carrington siblings and am looking forward to it!

Content: Some innuendo and violence, but clean.
Source: Received a complimentary copy from Singing Librarian Book Tours, which did not affect my review in any way.

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About the Author

​Sarah Monzon is a pastor’s wife and a stay at home mom to the two cutest littles in the world. Playing pretend all day with them isn’t enough, she spends the evenings after their heads hit the pillow to create her own imaginary characters. When she isn’t in the world of make believe, she can be found in a small desert town in central Washington taking care of her family, fostering friendships, and enjoying all the adventures each day brings.

Tour Schedule

June 6--Singing Librarian Books | Zerina Blossom's Books
June 7--Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance | Wishful Endings
June 8--Bookworm Lisa | Colorimetry
June 9--Getting Your Read On | Katie's Clean Book Collection
June 10--The Editor's Note | Book by Book
June 11--Reading Is My SuperPower | Just Commonly

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